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Customer Travel Tips for Canberra

72% Avg. city rating Rated by 65 customers

Activities / excursions 74%

Restaurants / eating out 72%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 79%

Culture 82%

Nightlife / partying 60%

Value for money 68%

Customer Travel Tips for Canberra

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: go to sydney!

Liked: Big city

Disliked: very quiet - no one is here!

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


05 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: In winter, bring lots of thermals

Liked: Quiet, lots of sights to see

Disliked: Very cold

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
76% Avg. rating


12 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Clear understanding just where the ring roads will take you

Liked: War museum

Disliked: The weather

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to war memorial museum.

Liked: The cultural attractions Tour of war memorial museum excellent.

Disliked: That supermarkets close early.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


19 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Arrange rent car, Taxi flag fall is expensive in Canberra.

Liked: Very beautiful city with great weather

Disliked: Yes, taxi is expensive

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


20 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Just stroll around everywhere

Liked: Lovely city

Disliked: No

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


07 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Do not expect a big city but enjoy the bushes

Liked: Nature

Disliked: City

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
73% Avg. rating


18 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If the weather is good, have a nice stroll around the ANU campus. If not, you can spend a good shopping day in the city center.

Liked: The people and staff in the city center were really friendly. Canberra has a nice shopping mall. The ANU campus is beautiful. We also like the fact that you can access the parliament for free and walk around as you please.

Disliked: Parking fees are pretty high and the public transport system is not that convinient. Hiring a bike was also too expensive for us.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: A couple of days is enough to see the sights, otherwise there's no nightlife or many people around

Liked: It was nice to see the sights and people are very helpful

Disliked: There was nothing else to see but the sights

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: S

Liked: The views are amazing !

Disliked: It's a bit too silent town and I would like if there was more activities

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


27 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: plan several days for the attractions

Liked: the vast amounts of live music!

Disliked: The inability to easily travel between tourist attractions

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
78% Avg. rating


05 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Go eat at smoque

Liked: It's nice

Disliked: Some things

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


21 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: The film and sound archive and oarliament house

Liked: Lots fpof free activities. Museums, galleries, Parliament House. The high light was the film and sound archive.

Disliked: It's very quiet, and all thought there is enough to do I wouldn't say there was anything particularly exciting about it as a place. I still can't quite believe it's the capital when there are other place like Sydney and Melbourne that have a much better atmosphere. Enough things to fill a couple of days but I wouldn't recommend staying any longer.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


10 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: bring winter clothes

Liked: Cheap alcohol

Disliked: the weather

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
62% Avg. rating


29 Apr 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Dont bother going

Liked: From the city it doesnt take long to get out.

Disliked: The people are very rude

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


25 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Allow 4/5 days or a week to sightsee the wonderful highlights of Canberra from Galleries, Museums, a bicycle ride or walk along Lake Burley Griffin, a visit to the Botanic Gardens & Arboretum, enjoying lunch/dinner at the wonderful selection of restaurants Canberra has to offer.

Liked: 1 the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere escaping busy Canberra 2 the wonderful Easter weather Canberra put on 3 the excellent Incas exhibition 4 the other brilliant exhibitions visited at the Portrait Gallery & the National Library

Disliked: Loved everything

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
51% Avg. rating


22 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Two days is plenty!!

Liked: First time visitor so it was interesting to see the capital city!

Disliked: Lacks atmosphere.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


22 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Get used to going in circles

Liked: Greatblocation. Friendly and fun

Disliked: Little bit hard to navigate

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


26 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in the civic area as it is accessible to everything and it has a fantastic atmosphere. It seems like Canberra is putting in a lot of effort to attract visitors and it is working

Liked: Everything was accessible by foot or by a short drive. Was able to find parking in the Civic very easily. ANU was absolutely beautiful and great for a stroll through. Had a delicious dinner at a burger place just off the lake :)

Disliked: No

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


26 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the royal botanic garden and of course to the government house

Liked: A small little city. The royal botanic garden was fantastic!

Disliked: No character

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72% Avg. city rating Rated by 65 customers

Activities / excursions 74%

Restaurants / eating out 72%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 79%

Culture 82%

Nightlife / partying 60%

Value for money 68%

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